BIA approves HEARTH Act leasing regulations for New Mexico tribe (January 5, 2016)

Ohkay Owingeh is the 23rd tribe to take advantage of the flexibility offered by the Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Homeownership Act.

Tribal activists remain on alert after Keystone permit resurfaces in South Dakota (January 5, 2016)

The state's Public Utilities Commission certified the construction permit for the controversial pipeline despite opposition from Indian Country and allies.

Patrick Sullivan: Court to rule on land-into-trust for Alaska tribes (January 5, 2016)

The question of whether Alaska Natives may place land in the same federal trust status as Indian tribes in the lower 48 states was widely thought to have been resolved.

9th Circuit hears arguments in Timbisha Shoshone Tribe dispute (January 5, 2016)

Several former leaders of the tribe have accused the Bureau of Indian Affairs of repeatedly interfering with their self-governance.

First Nation might completely outlaw liquor in wake of homicide (January 5, 2016)

Chief Rodger Redman said alcohol was a factor in the murder of a 28-year-old man on the Standing Buffalo Dakota First Nation in Saskatchewan.

Darrell Seki: Red Lake Nation makes right decision with land swap (January 5, 2016)

I am excited to say that we used our sovereignty along with all due diligence to do what is best for Red Lake.

Police officers for Mashantucket Tribe begin using body cameras (January 5, 2016)

The 27 officers began using the TASER body camera system on New Year's Eve.

Duwamish Tribe supporter announces retirement from Congress (January 5, 2016)

Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Washington) has introduced several bills to extend federal recognition to a tribe whose ancestors include Chief Si’ahl, the namesake of Seattle.

Armed group wants more to join protest on ancestral Paiute land (January 5, 2016)

Ammon Bundy, a leader of the occupation, claims people are interested in 'taking back their land and resources' but doesn't mention that the area was originally promised to the Burns Paiute Tribe.

Lakota Country Times: Purse giveaway helps women in Rapid City (January 5, 2016)

On any given Sunday, people gather at Roosevelt Park to receive in-kind assistance from their neighbors.

Native Sun News: 'They killed my father and brother for no reason' (January 5, 2016)

In the preface of Rapid City attorney Mario Gonzalez’s book 'Politics on Hallowed Ground' is a candid story by Wounded Knee Massacre survivor Alice Ghost Horse.

Mike Myers: Energy industry continues push for crude oil pipelines (January 5, 2016)

You would think the steep decline in oil prices and the steep rise in oil reserves would have slowed all of this down. But it hasn’t.

Peter d'Errico: Lessons from sovereignty and self-determination (January 5, 2016)

The American 'state' deployed military and economic coercion to force Indians within the 'reservation' system, subject to over-arching 'state' sovereignty.